Surrey resident Sarwan Singh has made it to TV.
Singh was featured as a guest on the Regis and Kelly Show in New York City on Sept. 13.
At seven feet, nine inches in length, Singh has been a Guinness World Book record holder for the longest beard in the world since 2008.
A priest at the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara and a music teacher at the Akal Academy, Singh was a guest during the Regis and Kelly Live Guinness World Record Breaker Week. With an enthusiastic welcome from Regis Philbin himself, Singh and his translator, Dr. Pargat Bhurji, wooed the audience and esteemed hosts with the staggering length of Singh’s beard.
“This is history in the making,” said Bhurji, the principal and president of Akal Academy, where Singh is music teacher. “Mr. Sarwan Singh is a devout, humble, divine gift. So this is a divine gift from God.”
When questioned by Ripa about the shorter length of his beard compared to Singh’s, Bhurhi laughed and stated that Singh was gifted and that “out of the 6.5 billion people in the world, he is the only one standing here.”
When asked how he felt about being featured on popular daytime show, Singh replied, “I am very proud to have been given the opportunity to represent the Sikh and Surrey communities.
“I am very grateful that I have been able to show our faith to the world.”
Singh wore a Canadian flag prominently on his lapel for the show.
The segment is viewable online at http://bcove.me/67gngqlq